Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-24-13, 07:23 PM   #7201
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by psesinkclee View Post
Thanks for the verification. B43s are off my short list because of the weight. Looking on Velomine, there are some nice H+ Sons SL42 wheelsets in my <250$ budget as well as some Velocity deep Vs. I'm leaning towards the SL42s laced to a formula hub at the moment. Any reason to choose one over the other?
Both are great rims. The Deep Vs are a little lighter but it really just depends on which you think look better.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-13, 07:24 PM   #7202
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hieberrr View Post
Is a bike frame that was left out since last summer (and through winter) salvageable? How would I be able to tell?

EDIT: Steel mountain bike frame; SuperCycle. I know it's not worth anything, but I'm on a budget and I was hoping to salvage it and rebuild it at a local coop.
Assessing this over the internet without so much as pics, I have no idea.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-13, 07:29 PM   #7203
Hieberrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Assessing this over the internet without so much as pics, I have no idea.
True. I should probably start taking it apart some time this week. I assume if rust is inside the frame, it's pretty much gone, right?

EDIT: LOL, I'll snap some pictures when I do and I'll inquire again when I do that.

Thanks
Hieberrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-13, 07:32 PM   #7204
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Any steel frame - unless it was treated with something like Frame Saver when it was new - will have some degree of rust inside.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-13, 10:38 PM   #7205
kite991
Senior Member
 
kite991's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newark, CA/Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Leader 725, Kilo tt
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have future questions on my build, I plan on getting the SRAM S300 from your site scrod, and it said that it was a 3/32inch chainring, and my current cog is 1/8th I believe, I'll have it checked out when I get a chance, I was wondering if I could use a 1/8th inch chain and be fine? Another question on that is will the MKS GR-9 work on the crank arms? are they the same thread size?

AND this is probably stupid but I have a spare rear brake caliper from my kilo and was wondering if it could work as a front caliper? they look the same, but I thought id get some clarification first rather than put it on and have it fail on me when i need it most.

I'll probably have more questions later on but, I'm still debating on parts to buy for my leader 725
kite991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 12:57 AM   #7206
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Sworks Venge; Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 12,160
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dabbling Runner View Post
Are there mods for mods in this forum?
Yes this is mod.

Look for the blue star. Single blue star = moderator. Triple blue star = site administrator aka mod of mods of mods.

/obligatory not scrod
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 06:11 AM   #7207
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kite991 View Post
I have future questions on my build, I plan on getting the SRAM S300 from your site scrod, and it said that it was a 3/32inch chainring, and my current cog is 1/8th I believe, I'll have it checked out when I get a chance, I was wondering if I could use a 1/8th inch chain and be fine? Another question on that is will the MKS GR-9 work on the crank arms? are they the same thread size?
Yes, yes and yes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kite991 View Post
AND this is probably stupid but I have a spare rear brake caliper from my kilo and was wondering if it could work as a front caliper? they look the same, but I thought id get some clarification first rather than put it on and have it fail on me when i need it most.
You'll need to get a longer recessed nut to install a rear brake on your fork.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 10:13 AM   #7208
DarkSeraphim
Senior Member
 
DarkSeraphim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Parma, Ohio
Bikes: Mercier Kilo TT Pro,Scatantte X330
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.performancebike.com/revie...ross-Bike.html
So I have this bike. Would buying a Surly Conversion kit be the best and cheapest way to convert it over to SS? If I hunt down deals I think I can get it under $150, is there an alternative?
DarkSeraphim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 11:09 AM   #7209
road2you
Senior Member
 
road2you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: born in DC, . . . . . . . . . . . raised in MD, living in the OC. . .
Bikes: TREK 2300 carbon Frame|-&-|LEADER 735T
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Both are great rims. The Deep Vs are a little lighter but it really just depends on which you think look better.
i found some velocity's $80 for the pair in white. ima try them out for that price this Tuesday & thanks for the heads up on that other pair of deepV rims you told me to stay away from. I guess you'could be one of the coolest m*therf*ckers i know... im more open to that thought now, not 100% yet tho.. but fer sure your a stand up guy Dave.

I was checking out the site again and saw no aerospoke's on there, do you have anyone or a site you want to refer? i keep finding them around $200+ in my area,on c.list just thought to ask you about it... i found a set for $400 but they are not machined, and i donno ...if i wanna pay 400$ i was just looking for a rear one to start with.
road2you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 01:29 PM   #7210
calv
Painfully average.
 
calv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oakland/Davis, CA
Bikes: all city mr pink
Posts: 2,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Dude, is it annoying sending out invoices for some orders? Do you get a lot? If it's annoying, I'm sorry man.. Almost every order from me you've had to give me a paypal invoice lol.
calv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 01:33 PM   #7211
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by road2you View Post
i found some velocity's $80 for the pair in white. ima try them out for that price this Tuesday & thanks for the heads up on that other pair of deepV rims you told me to stay away from. I guess you'could be one of the coolest m*therf*ckers i know... im more open to that thought now, not 100% yet tho.. but fer sure your a stand up guy Dave.

I was checking out the site again and saw no aerospoke's on there, do you have anyone or a site you want to refer? i keep finding them around $200+ in my area,on c.list just thought to ask you about it... i found a set for $400 but they are not machined, and i donno ...if i wanna pay 400$ i was just looking for a rear one to start with.
If you're going to use one Aerospoke, it goes in the front.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 01:34 PM   #7212
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by calv View Post
Dude, is it annoying sending out invoices for some orders? Do you get a lot? If it's annoying, I'm sorry man.. Almost every order from me you've had to give me a paypal invoice lol.
That's among the least annoying things I deal with, trust me.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 01:35 PM   #7213
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkSeraphim View Post
http://www.performancebike.com/revie...ross-Bike.html
So I have this bike. Would buying a Surly Conversion kit be the best and cheapest way to convert it over to SS?
Most likely.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 01:40 PM   #7214
kite991
Senior Member
 
kite991's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newark, CA/Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Leader 725, Kilo tt
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another question, for the leader 725, which Carbon fork is better? the leader one on your site? or the alpina f04?
kite991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 02:29 PM   #7215
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Either one is fine. Pick the one you like better.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 02:34 PM   #7216
kite991
Senior Member
 
kite991's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newark, CA/Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Leader 725, Kilo tt
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Either one is fine. Pick the one you like better.

Is an aluminum fork any good? I'd like to be able to build up my bike soon, but a carbon fork seems a little expensive during my build up.

And which one would you recommend? I know that for leader 725 I should have about 30mm rake.
kite991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 02:39 PM   #7217
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kite991 View Post
Is an aluminum fork any good? I'd like to be able to build up my bike soon, but a carbon fork seems a little expensive during my build up.

And which one would you recommend? I know that for leader 725 I should have about 30mm rake.
Do you want a good bike or a cheap one? Aluminum forks suck.

As I said, pick the fork you like better. Keep in mind that the Alpina isn't drilled for a brake.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 02:49 PM   #7218
kite991
Senior Member
 
kite991's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Newark, CA/Sacramento, CA
Bikes: Leader 725, Kilo tt
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Do you want a good bike or a cheap one? Aluminum forks suck.

As I said, pick the fork you like better. Keep in mind that the Alpina isn't drilled for a brake.
I do like the alpina better, it looks nicer in my opinion but youre right that its not drilled for a brake so I'm kind of in a jam because of that. I was thinking of going with a leader aluminum fork and having the alpina as a second fork, but I'll give it some more thought, I just got my frame so im broke because of that.
kite991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 06:20 PM   #7219
Point4ska
최승현
 
Point4ska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: Felt; Cervelo T1
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you know what kind of screw I need for this? And where I can find one?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0396.jpg (96.6 KB, 163 views)
Point4ska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-13, 06:54 PM   #7220
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Point4ska View Post
Do you know what kind of screw I need for this? And where I can find one?
Take the other one out, bring it to a hardware store and find one that matches.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-13, 11:19 AM   #7221
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,692
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
What's so bad about Pake forks?

I remember you mentioning that you don't enjoy Pake forks recently. What's bad about them? Heavy? Harsh? All that and more?
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-13, 11:25 AM   #7222
LesterOfPuppets
cowboy, steel horse, etc
 
LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
Posts: 26,692
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hieberrr View Post
Is a bike frame that was left out since last summer (and through winter) salvageable? How would I be able to tell?

EDIT: Steel mountain bike frame; SuperCycle. I know it's not worth anything, but I'm on a budget and I was hoping to salvage it and rebuild it at a local coop.
Last year I got a steel bike that had spent just over 3 years outdoors. It took a lot of work to get it going again but after I did I put about a thousand miles on it before selling.
LesterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-13, 11:50 AM   #7223
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
Thread Starter
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,560
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I remember you mentioning that you don't enjoy Pake forks recently. What's bad about them? Heavy? Harsh? All that and more?
They're heavy and have an ugly, bulky unicrown.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-13, 01:35 PM   #7224
road2you
Senior Member
 
road2you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: born in DC, . . . . . . . . . . . raised in MD, living in the OC. . .
Bikes: TREK 2300 carbon Frame|-&-|LEADER 735T
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
If you're going to use one Aerospoke, it goes in the front.
Negative Ghost-Rider!
ive noticed that ppl with them in the front dont get laid as often as those individuals with them in the back..lol
honestly, aerospokes for me are all for looks, and i just find it more appealing to have one on the back.
logically yes, your right, lighter wheel on the rear and heavier wheel up front.

but ima pick up a few stickers from you soon, for sure your logo to rep ya', ssfg, olr, and ill get maybe one more like the sheldon.
road2you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-13, 01:54 PM   #7225
calv
Painfully average.
 
calv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oakland/Davis, CA
Bikes: all city mr pink
Posts: 2,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
calv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:12 PM.